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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Schwag from last week's Free RPG Day
I had forgotten that last Saturday was the day of the Free RPG giveaway. In town on other business, I hit the game store not long after it opened and picked up a trio of products, gratis.
One book was a front-back combination, with Shadowrun on one side and a Battletech RPG on the other. I haven't read it yet, but I might have to give both of these a shot.
There was also Hall of Bones, an intro adventure and rules from Frog God Games, publisher of the Sword & Wizardry retroclone. The adventure was pretty short, and not much potential for long-term play. But it was free, so let's not conduct a dental evaluation of a donated equine.
The final book was Better Than Any Man, an adventure/sandbox setting for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. This is a 96-page book that details part of what is now Germany during the Thirty-Years War. It's a historical setting with some magic and horror mixed in, and this thing could easily sell for $20. It's also caused a bit of controversy.
Anyone else pick up some of these free offerings last week? What did you think?